An inheritance sends a bored British couple off on an adventure that leads to a ship wreck and a seriocomic romantic odyssey that includes infidelity. An adaptation of the novel by Dale Collins. Not the usual Hitchcock fare but easily recognizable as his and definitely worth a look.
Adapted & directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Released in 1932. Complete print. a.k.a. "East of Shanghai" (US)
TRIVIA: Don't bother looking for Hitch in this one.
Weird mix of comedy and romance looks like a dubbed-in silent film, complete with interstitial title cards and a lot of hammy acting. Very attractive leads Kendall and Barry do have chemistry together however and it's a shame they didn't appear together again. He reputedly hated making flicks (Kendall was mainly a stage star), and she left show biz in 1935 to get married. Her lookalike socialite daughter was a popular British beauty, now in her 80's.
(Warning: if you're a cat fancier, there are a couple of scenes you're not going to like)
June 8, 2016 Subject:
World Cruise, Anyone?!
This, tongue-and-cheek, Hitchcock movie, although, in, many, suspense-filled, ways, deplete, in, regards, to, his, typical, movie fare, nevertheless, incorporates, numerous, hilarious, and/or, wryly, presented, ironies, juxtapositions, etc., regarding, love, the humdrum, routine, boredom, of, everyday, life, etcetera, and, the wide-spread, wish, for, untold, wealth & riches, in order to travel, to, mystical, far-off, destinations ... Theme ... "Be careful what you Wish For" ... Great directing, acting, and, innovative, photography, throughout.
A Must See!